Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Transferring to Workforce Solutions Office in Paris
Notification of Address Change for Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Staff in Paris
Effective as of Tuesday (Jun 5) the office address changes from 1460, 19th St. NW to 5210 Southeast Loop 286, in Paris.
Five vocational rehabilitation (VR) services staff from the Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services office in Paris will move into co-located space at a Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas office as part of the transition of services from the former Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). These team members will integrate VR services with workforce development and employment services provided by Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas.
Co-location of VR staff into one general services office or within statewide local workforce centers, known as Workforce Solutions offices, will allow for shared resources. Co-location also will benefit VR customers through the expanded network of employment connections and will help employment services staff through on-site expertise to assist job seekers with disabilities. There will be no disruption to services related to these VR staff relocations.
The movement of VR staff is occurring as required by Texas SB 208, which was passed in 2015 and required the transfer of several recent DARS programs to TWC on September 1, 2016. The legislation mandated co-locate the VR staff with staff from Workforce Solutions who provide workforce services. These moves will occur as current field office leases expire or renegotiated, and as Workforce Solution’s office space is available and ready to accommodate the relocated staff and services.
Due to potential changes in logistics related to this move, a revised effective move date may occur. If so, TWC will issue an updated move notification.
Contact: Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas, Paris, 903-784-4356 or TWC Customer Relations 800-628-5115